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Rock Island County SWCD News and Blog
We are excited to announce that a new Farm Bill Biologist, Scott James, and a new Outreach Coordinator, Katie Kauzlarich, have been hired in Northwest Illinois.
Scott began Jul. 1st and works with area landowners and farmers to implement wildlife habitat conservation measures. Katie began Jul. 1st and works statewide to introduce youth and the public to nature and shooting sports.
Through a partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR) and Pheasants Forever (PF), Scott and Katie aim to strengthen pheasant conservation in Illinois.read more
Pheasants Forever and USDA/SWCD partners are hosting a wildflower and pollinator workshop on August 18th 9:00-11:00 a.m.
The workshop will be held at a small prairie on private property near Sherrard (1713 Knoxville Road Sherrard, IL).
Please contact Scott James at (309) 660-3147 with questions or accommodation requests.read more
Pond Clinic & Dry Fire Hydrant Demonstration
September 9th 5:00-7:30 p.m.
-Pond Shocking By Ken Clodfelter County Fish Biologist
-Dry Fire Hydrant Installation By Hillsdale Fire Department
-Meal Provided Please Bring Lawn Chairs and Pond Management Questions!
RSVP To R.I. SWCD 309-764-1486 or firstname.lastname@example.org more
John Phipps (p.12)
Pollinators (p. 1, 4, 12)
Financial Assistance (p. 4-7)
Copperas Creek Watershed (p. 8)
Nutrient Management (p. 5)
RISWCD Interns (p. 9)
Wildlife Habitat (p. 6)
Conservation Success Stories (p. 3)
IL Extension Summer Camps (p. 2)
Local Food AgriTours (p.2)
Newsletter Sponsors (p. 10)
Local Conservation Funding Pinch (p. 2)
Pollinators: In the Backyard & On the Back Forty
June 10-11, 2015- Jumer’s Rock Island, IL
Visit qcpollinatorconference.org to register.
Keynote Speaker: John Phipps, U.S. Farm Report Commentatorread more
“The focus in on reducing nutrient losses to the environment—not on reducing nutrient uses by Illinois agriculture,”